signed and dated 1974 (lower left)
oil on canvas
14”x 18 1/4” (36 cm x 46 cm)
Provenance: Private Collection, Makati City
Vicente Manansala’s transparent cubism flaunts a translucence and ethereality—a lightness akin to that of his earlier works with watercolor that preceded them. In this piece, Manansala’s technical mastery shines through with his masterful approach with watercolor—so much so that such works have become pieces of great renown. Light, reminiscent, and inviting, these creations bear with them an inimitable allure; much like that of a pleasant childhood memory.